Orthodontic Retention

Orthodontic Retainer in Richmond

Preserving Beautiful Smiles with Orthodontic Retainer in Richmond Hill

You’ve worked hard for your beautiful smile; keep it that way!

Finally, your braces have been removed and your smile is beautiful, straight, and best of all, metal-free! However, your orthodontic journey isn’t quite completed. To keep your smile looking its best, you’ll have to wear a retainer to preserve and stabilize your results.


Your orthodontic retainers are needed to control or limit potential changes in tooth position. They are used after braces to hold teeth in their correct alignment while the surrounding gums, bone, and muscle adjust to the new positioning of your teeth.


Maintaining a beautifully aligned smile is effortless with our specialized orthodontic retainers. Experience lasting results and keep your teeth in their perfect positions. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rashed today, and let’s preserve your radiant smile together!

Types of Retainers

Retainers are custom-made and can be removable or fixed.

Pros and Cons

Orthodontic retention FAQs

Orthodontic retention is crucial to maintain the results achieved during orthodontic treatment. It helps prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

The duration of retainer wear varies, but it’s typically recommended to wear them full-time for the first few months and then transition to nighttime wear. Dr. Rashed will provide a personalized plan based on individual needs.

There are several types of retainers, including removable and fixed options. Removable retainers can be taken out, while fixed retainers are bonded to the back of teeth. The choice depends on the patient’s preferences and orthodontic needs.

Retainers should be kept clean by brushing them regularly with a toothbrush and mild soap. Patients should avoid exposing them to excessive heat, and they should be stored in their provided case when not in use.
Retainers can be replaced if lost or damaged, but replacement costs may apply. It’s essential to contact our office promptly to discuss the situation and receive guidance on the next steps.

If a patient discontinues retainer wear, there is a risk of teeth shifting over time. Regular follow-ups with Dr. Rashed ensure that any necessary adjustments to the retainer plan can be made to maintain optimal results.

Adults can benefit from orthodontic retention to preserve the alignment achieved through previous orthodontic treatment. It’s never too late to start retention, and Dr. Rashed will recommend the most suitable approach based on individual circumstances.

Patients should avoid eating sticky or hard foods while wearing retainers and remove them before consuming meals. It’s essential to follow Dr. Rashed’s  guidelines in wearing retainers to ensure effective retention without compromising the appliances.

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9:30am – 6:30pm
8:00am – 4:00pm
9:30am – 6:30pm
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